Hyderabad, June 9: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu idu will meet Prime Minister rendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday to demand probe into alleged phone-tapping by the Telanga government. He will also demand proper implementation of section 8 of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act relating to the role of the governor in maintaining law and order in common capital Hyderabad.
idu, also the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief, will also meet Fince Minister Arun Jaitley and if necessary will call on Home Minister Rajth Singh on Thursday. This was announced by Andhra Pradesh Fince Minister Y. Ramakrishnudu on Tuesday after a meeting of state cabinet, which passed two resolutions on the two issues. At the official level, the chief secretary and director general of police will also visit Delhi to submit letters to the central government. The state government also decided to make representation on both issues to Governor E.S.L. rasimhan.
Ramakrishnudu said the cabinet took serious note of phone tapping by the Telanga government and decided to take strong action as it is a violation of the law and the constitution. “We have information that there are 120 tapes of telephonic conversation of chief minister, minister, officials and top leaders of Andhra Pradesh,” he said. At a five-hour long meeting, the cabinet discussed the situation in the wake of release of an audio tape of idu’ alleged telephonic conversation with Telanga’s nomited legislator Elvis Stephenson in the cash-for-vote scam.
The cash-for-vote scam came to light on May 31 when Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telanga arrested TDP’s deputy leader in the Telanga assembly A. Revanth Reddy while offering Rs.50 lakh to Stephenson to make him vote for the TDP-BJP candidate in Telanga legislative council elections. The ACB also arrested Revanth Reddy’s two aides in a trap laid on a complaint by Stephenson. (IANS)